Outcomes of TB Treatment by HIV Status in National Recording Systems in Brazil, 2003–2008

@inproceedings{Sanchez2012OutcomesOT,
  title={Outcomes of TB Treatment by HIV Status in National Recording Systems in Brazil, 2003–2008},
  author={Mauro Sanchez Sanchez and Patr{\'i}cia Bartholomay and Denise Arakaki-Sanchez and Donald A. Enarson and Karen Bissell and Dr{\'a}urio Barreira and Anthony D Harries and Afr{\^a}nio Lineu Kritski},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND Although the Brazilian national reporting system for tuberculosis cases (SINAN) has enormous potential to generate data for policy makers, formal assessments of treatment outcomes and other aspects of TB morbidity and mortality are not produced with enough depth and rigor. In particular, the effect of HIV status on these outcomes has not been fully explored, partly due to incomplete recording in the national database. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS In a retrospective cohort study… CONTINUE READING
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